January 22, 2008

DIDO

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兩點,去了星巴克樓上的牙醫診所洗牙...

2007年10月半年一次例行性的牙齒檢查後,預約了12月中旬洗牙,因為延機而改了時間,又是一個多月後的今天,結果洗完牙,竟說接下來預約4月下旬刨光打蠟,挖哩咧,以前檢查、洗牙、刨光可以一次完成,現在一個動作分三次,真是搞不懂呀!好吧,反正是NHS,我也沒差,只是多運動幾次。

看著恐怖的尖銳物,不斷在牙齦與牙齒間唧唧叫,還好沒幾分鐘就結束了,因為胖牙醫助理總是粗魯又沒耐心。

洗完牙,順路走到山上韓國店買米(昨晚煮飯,一掀米缸,啊!只剩半杯,只好加了一杯義大利米攪和,因此,今天再冷,還是得走一趟)。好幾個月沒走到這一帶,這裡充滿了我們剛來英國時的記憶與味道,很英國的生活區域,一家家在地的小店,二手唱片行、鑰匙店、五金行、書店、卡片店、麵包店、文具店、郵局、Oxfam、花店、小吃店、Boots…等,然後就是一家很貴又沒什麼選擇的超市Somerfield,不過倒是有很多銀行,說是個小小的生活圈,倒是也能滿足生活上各種需求了。

因此,偶爾就會散步到此,逛逛唱片行,找找什麼喜歡的音樂,逛逛五金行,看什麼鍋碗瓢盆特價中,逛逛阿婆精緻的卡片店,看有沒有再進烏龜卡片,逛逛韓國店,補一下東方口味的食材,每每經過那家義大利PIZZA店,就很想晚餐可不可以不要煮了…。

可惜,下午PIZZA店還沒開店營業,只好扛著10公斤的米,走回來了。

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今天額外的收穫是,買了一塊二手CD,英國女歌手Dido(她的原名也太長了一點:Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong)的第一塊專輯「No Angel」,₤2。一直很喜歡Dido的第二塊專輯「Life For Rent」,一直記著要去買首張專輯,今天終於找到了,現在正聽著Dido特別的嗓音中,分享一下吧。

第一塊專輯裡的Thank You

第二塊專輯裡的Life For Rent

Thank You 詞:Dido

My tea's gone cold, I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all
the morning rain clouds up my window and I can't see at all
And even if I could it'd all be grey, but your picture on my wall
it reminds me that it's not so bad
it's not so bad

I drank too much last night, got bills to pay
my head just feels in pain
I missed the bus and there'll be hell today
I'm late for work again
and even if I'm there, they'll all imply that I might not last the day
and then you call me and it's not so bad
it's not so bad and

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life

Push the door, I'm home at last and I'm soaking through and through
then you handed me a towel and all I see is you
and even if my house falls down now, I wouldn't have a clue
because you're near me and

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life


Life For Rent

(Dido自己的詞,很符合現代人,人生中總有許多無奈,不管你願不願意面對,它就是在哪兒~)

I haven't ever really found a place that I call home
I never stick around quite long enough to make it
I apologize that once again I'm not in love
But it's not as if I mind
that your heart ain't exactly breaking

It's just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

I've always thought
that I would love to live by the sea
To travel the world alone
and live more simply
I have no idea what's happened to that dream
Cos there's really nothing left here to stop me

It's just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

If my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

While my heart is a shield and I won't let it down
While I am so afraid to fail so I won't even try
Well how can I say I'm alive

If my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

If my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine
Cos nothing I have is truly mine
Cos nothing I have is truly mine
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

由 mrs.turtle 發表於 January 22, 2008 09:30 PM
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想請問夫人,你們是已經移民英國了嗎?
因為聽說在英國呆抄過一定年限就可以申請.
潛水看夫人網站好幾年了,
想說妳們應該定居該地了,
好久才一次返台探親.

移民英國一定很辛苦吧!

dodo 發表於 January 23, 2008 04:14 PM

我喜歡White Flag

路人JR 發表於 January 23, 2008 06:04 AM

我覺得Dido的歌聲異常適合英國的溼冷天氣
好巧之前在曼城的冬天
我也是聽著Dido的音樂望著窗外陰冷的雨天

想起來就覺得好冷~

阿莫 發表於 January 23, 2008 05:54 AM

Thank you這首歌我很喜歡!

lazybone 發表於 January 23, 2008 02:01 AM

天呀!那牙醫診所想必是Occudental?
我的預約比妳晚兩天
星期四早上九點將接受酷刑
希望我不會見到那位胖牙醫助理
:-(

ErhuDave 發表於 January 23, 2008 01:15 AM

我也很喜歡DIDO那溫潤的嗓音ㄋ!她的第一張專輯我在她還沒大紅前就買了,不過比起第二張,我還是比較喜歡第一張.^^

我也很愛逛二手店哦!不是喜歡二手的便宜(其實很多二手衣比新衣服還貴ㄋ)而是很喜歡二手物品的歷史.總覺得每件二手物品都有著他們的故事,很喜歡把故事穿戴在身上的感覺ㄋ.^^

愛丁堡卜媽 發表於 January 22, 2008 11:25 PM

我可以體會這樣一個地方的感覺。在西雅圖有一個我很喜歡的社區,它有個很英國的名字—安女王(Queen Anne)。它在一個面海的山丘上,可以眺望西雅圖依山傍海的風景,也可以天天欣賞西雅圖城市的夜景。山下有我喜歡的餐廳與CD店,山上短短一條街上有非連鎖的咖啡店、餐廳、小書店、還有我喜歡的德國桌上遊戲店和德國木製聖誕裝飾(像是吹煙娃娃)專賣店。每次來到這裡,都可以逛上好久。如果有機會在西雅圖定居,這裡會是我的首選。

另外,在剛來美國的那年(嚴格來說是抵達的第一天),因為還沒有車,也曾經從學校的宿舍走到附近的一家超市買菜。印象最深刻的,是那天我抱了一顆大西瓜走回家。現在想起來,也算是甜蜜的回憶呢!

Euphtw 發表於 January 22, 2008 10:04 PM
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